Respiratory Therapy Schools In Pennsylvania

Respiratory Therapy classes faculty can choose to work at one of 22 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Pennsylvania. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of respiratory therapy and respiratory therapy training in Pennsylvania, which includes respiratory therapy training at the following levels:

  • Respiratory Therapy Certificate
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy


Schools

  1. Community College of Allegheny County

    800 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233-1895

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  2. CHI Institute

    177 Franklin Mills Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154

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  3. Clarion University of Pennsylvania

    840 Wood St, Clarion, Pennsylvania 16214

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  4. YTI Career Institute in Mechanicsburg

    401 East Winding Hill Road Suite 101, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17055

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  5. Delaware County Community College

    901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094

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  6. Gannon University

    109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001

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  7. Gwynedd Mercy College

    1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 19437-0901

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  8. Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg

    1 HACC Dr., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999

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  9. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus

    1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098

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  10. La Roche College

    9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237-5898

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  11. Luzerne County Community College

    1333 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 18634-3899

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  12. Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

    Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

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  13. Community College of Philadelphia

    1700 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130-3991

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  14. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

    450 Schoolhouse Road, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15904

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  15. Point Park University

    201 Wood St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1984

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  16. Reading Area Community College

    10 S Second St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19603-1706

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  17. Laurel Technical Institute

    200 Sterling Avenue, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146

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  18. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    750 E King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602-3198

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  19. York College Pennsylvania

    441 Country Club Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17403-3651

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  20. Laurel Business Institute

    11 East Penn St, Uniontown, Pennsylvania 15401

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  21. Sanford-Brown Institute in Pittsburgh on Penn Center Blvd

    777 Penn Center Boulevard, Building 7, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15235

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  22. Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences

    410 N Lime Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17602

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Respiratory Therapy Employment

Pennsylvania 5,500
National 122,840

Of all of the respiratory therapy professionals in the country, nearly 4% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Respiratory therapy professionals In Pennsylvania

5,690 5,420 5,120 5,330 5,500
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Respiratory Therapy is a shrinking field in Pennsylvania. In 2010 there were 190 less respiratory therapy professionals working in Pennsylvania than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of respiratory therapy has shrunk by 3% in Pennsylvania. This decline is slower than the change in the number of respiratory therapy professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of respiratory therapy professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Respiratory Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$43,580 $45,765 $47,260 $50,875 $52,705
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Respiratory Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is declining, the salaries paid to respiratory therapy professionals are increasing in Pennsylvania. In 2006 respiratory therapy professionals made a mean salary of $43,580 per year, and in 2010 they made $52,705 per year.

Salary percentiles for Respiratory therapy professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$37,250
25th percentile
$44,350
50th percentile
$52,465
75th percentile
$61,585
90th percentile
$70,740

This represents a growth in salaries of 17%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 90% pay differential between the highest paid respiratory therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of respiratory therapy in Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Respiratory therapy professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Health Science
$68,376
Nursing
$57,800
Respiratory Therapy
$52,705

In Pennsylvania, respiratory therapy professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Respiratory Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania

associate
19
bachelor
5
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total26

As the number of respiratory therapy professionals is decreasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 22 accredited respiratory therapy schools in Pennsylvania state is increasing. In 2006, 157 students graduated from respiratory therapy courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 306 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of respiratory therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania by 95%. A majority of these graduates, or 73%, graduated with an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.

Respiratory Therapy Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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